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New in the Library! North Carolina Beyond the Connected Age: The Tar Heel State in 2050

North Carolina Beyond the Connected Age: The Tar Heel State in 2050

By Michael L. Walden

For years, North Carolina has been one of the nation’s fastest-growing states, bringing tremendous change to the state’s people, industries, jobs, places, environment, and government. Much of this change resulted from the information and technology revolution, which connected the state more fully to the country and the world. But we are now moving beyond the connected age, argues Michael L. Walden, to a new era of living, production, and work, and North Carolina faces not only unanswered questions about the past but also new challenges and opportunities visible on the horizon. What will these new transformations mean for the state’s people, places, and prosperity?

In this book, Walden lays out these looming economic issues and offers predictions of future trends as well as multiple policy options for taxation, infrastructure, and environmental issues. While the future cannot be perfectly predicted, Walden’s expert analysis is mandatory reading for policy makers, business leaders, and everyday people seeking to prepare for upcoming changes in North Carolina’s economy.”    -
UNC Press

Curious about the Different Types of NCGA Sessions?

Check out this informative blog entry about extra, special, veto, and reconvened legislative sessions from the UNC School of Government Coates’ Canons Blog.

Library Holiday Hours!

We’ll be closed for the holidays on Monday, December 25th - Wednesday, December 27th and again on Monday, January 1st.  Any questions… please call 919-733-9390 for more information.

Happy New Year from the NC Legislative Library!
Happy Birthday, NC Museum of History! Going Strong at 115!

On December 5, 1902, the North Carolina Museum of History was born when Frederick Augustus Olds’s private collection of artifacts merged with the State Museum’s collection and opened to the public as the Hall of History. Over our 115-year history, the museum has grown and evolved—not just with a new name and location, but also with celebrated exhibits, educational tools, digital collections, a Smithsonian affiliation, and more.

The North Carolina Museum of History has come a long way since 1902!    Here’s a quick look at the museum today, by the numbers: 
  • 55,000 square feet of exhibit space on two floors
  • 50,000+ artifacts (including stone tools dating from 12,000 BCE; weaponry and uniforms from the Civil War and Word War I; a sword recovered from Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge; and the complete Cumberland County workshop of gun inventor David Marshall “Carbine” Williams)
  • 14,000+ years of history covered in the museum’s signature exhibit, The Story of North Carolina
  • 11 current exhibits, including six permanent exhibits
  • 200,000+ visitors to North Carolina and World War I, our most-visited exhibit of record (exhibit opened April 2017)
  • 415,000+ museum attendees in 2016; nearly 360,000 (including 99,000+ students) so far in 2017
  • 8,000+ visitors attended the African American Cultural Celebration, breaking the record for 2016
  • 13,000 students in 60 counties engaged through live stream educational programs

Click here to read more about the history of the museum.  
What Laws Were Passed During the 2017 Session?

Click here to view a list of the 2017-2018 Session Laws.

If you have questions about how to locate session laws or any other legislative information...  please don't hesitate to come by, email us or give us a call.
Curious about NC Statutes regarding Statues and Monuments?

Check out this recent blog entry from the UNC School of Government Coates’ Canons: NC Local Government Law Blog - Statues and Statutes: Limits on Removing Monuments from Public Property by UNC SOG faculty member Adam Lovelady.

If you have questions about how to locate statutes, session laws or any other legislative information...  please don't hesitate to come by, email us or give us a call.
Looking for 2017 Legislative Session Statistics?
The Library has compiled a chart beginning with the 1965 session through 2017 that shows convening and adjournment dates, bill introductions, ratifications, and session length statistics for all regular and extra sessions.  You can find this chart at our Library’s Research page under Historical Resources or click here.
Redistricting Bills New Feature - Maps and Statistical Reports Now Available!

For Redistricting Bills - there’s now a link to view Maps and Statistical Reports on the Bill Information page.

Here’s an example - HB 717

These same documents are also viewable through the Bill History itself.

Any questions about this new feature?    Please don't hesitate to come by, email or give us a call at 733-9390.  We’re here to help you!

Campbell Law Pro Bono Service Animal Workshop Project

In partnership with Disability Rights of North Carolina, the Service Animal Workshop Project has been educating North Carolina citizens about the legal rights of persons with disabilities, in particular those with service animals. Law students from Campbell Law School have been hosting workshops with local organizations, government entities, and even school groups. They discuss anything from how service animals provide assistance for individuals with a disability to how service animal teams can be accommodated in public settings. Relevant laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act, among others.

The law regarding service animals can vary by state so take a look at our own NC General Statutes in Chapter 168 and Chapter 168A for additional information.

The project coordinator, Cody Davis, can be contacted at cjdavis0215@email.campbell.edu for more information about setting up a workshop or a training opportunity.

What Laws have Passed so far this Session? What Bills Are Pending on the Governor’s Desk?

Click Below to View:

2017-2018 Session Laws

Bills awaiting the Governor’s action

If you have questions about how to locate session laws or any other legislative information...  please come by the library, email us or give us a call.

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